[Advaita-l] Patanjali Yoga Sutra. I.3

Jaldhar H. Vyas jaldhar at braincells.com
Wed May 6 01:31:27 CDT 2009

On Wed, 6 May 2009, Bhaskar YR wrote:

> Well, really I dont understand, why we, the followers of teachings of Sri
> SSS, should bend our head in an inferiority complex and asking permission
> to even mention his name & works  when our paramaguruji's contributions to
> the advaita vedanta in quite commendable!!  Kindly go ahead and share your
> knowledge on his works without any hesitation..Ofcourse, everyone in this
> august forum would agree that 'advaita vedanta' is not the sole property of
> some socalled traditional flag holders..

Insofar as we discourage anything it is certain _topics_ which have been 
shown in the past to provide more heat than light.  But certainly not 
_people_ especially ones of the calibre of Swami Sachiddanandendra.

What would be interesting is a comparison of Sankhya in the Gita to 
Sankhya in the karikas.  It seems to me that although similiar vocabulary 
is used, the philosophical implications are considerably different.

One more thing.  Yes there is a commentary on Sankhyakarikas attributed to 
Gaudapada but it is an open question whether it is the same person as the 
Vedantic acharya.

Jaldhar H. Vyas <jaldhar at braincells.com>

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